Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Grace Is A Husband

It's 2:30 Sunday morning and my 3 yr old has just thrown up. Pulled out of sleep, I stumble groggily from bed to give assistance and assess damage. Soothing words and clean up follow. Husband quietly carries soiled pillow and clothes down to the bathroom, and I hold and comfort. Clean up and rocking complete I snuggle 3 year old in bed and slip down to the bathroom to find everything rinsed and cleaned! Closing weary eyes I sleep. It's 10:00 a.m. in Sunday School and Husband sticks his head in my classroom door, cradling 2 yr old and beckoning. It's her turn now all over him and her and he's cleaned her up and wrapped her in a blanket. A discussion ensues and husband takes her home telling me to go ahead and take the children to a friend's house for lunch as planned. It's 2:30 p.m. and back home to baby changed twice and in an hour I'm to leave and help sing a Christmas program with the chorus. I'm torn, wanting to go but feeling a good mom would stay and Husband tells me "You're going. You can't do anything more for her then I can!" So I go. And my heart is warmed and my eyes threaten to spill for the love and grace and care. And I see a glimpse of my Father in this earthen vessel called Husband and I can't express my thankful, full heart! 

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5 comments:

Tara said...

what a good man. We are sure blessed by them coming along side us and helping us. Good for you for seeing his goodness, this too is a gift.

Brian Miller said...

smiles. good on him getting up to help and give you relief...that is awesome!

Jen said...

So awesome to have someone like him. Hope everyone is well now!

Sadee Schilling said...

What a wonderful husband and daddy! I have one of those myself--plus a 2 year old and a 3 year old who give him plenty of opportunities to be amazing like your husband, and cause me to thank God for him over and over again.

emily wierenga said...

oh friend... what a blessing, this. thank you so much for sharing. i hope you all know health this christmas season. love e.